Elisa Henry co-leads the firm's Privacy and Data Protection practice group and is Montréal Regional Leader of the firm's Technology Law Group. She is a recognized expert in privacy and technology law and advises multinational and Canadian companies on strategic issues related to compliance with Canadian and European (GDPR) law requirements, big data and AI projects, anti-spam and data breaches.
Elisa also assists clients with technology transactions and valorisation, including in the context of M&A, research projects, outsourcing and licensing agreements.
She speaks regularly at international conferences and is the author of several publications on the topic of privacy and technology, including managing Privacy in a Connected World (Lexis Nexis Canada, 2020) and Practical guide to e-commerce and Internet law (LexisNexis Canada, 2015), which she co-authored with Éloïse Gratton. Elisa is an officer of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association and an Member of the Canadian Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is recognized internationally by her peers and clients as a leader in privacy and IT law as well as by major directories, including Chambers and Who's Who Legal.
"Elisa Henry is particularly valued for her broad-ranging knowledge of domestic and global privacy legislation, including GDPR."
"'She always provides valuable input'."
- Aimia Loyalty Solutions in its merger with Kognitiv Corporation to form a technology-forward loyalty solutions provider.
- Advises Canadian and American companies with respect to GDPR compliance.
- Assists several IT service providers with the drafting and negotiation of service and support contracts.
- Assists Doctors without Borders with building international research consortia (pro bono).
- Advises various Canadian and international entities on compliance with Canada’s privacy and data security law (strategic counsel, data mapping, risk analysis, policies, procedures, contracts and training).
- Advises a Canadian SaaS provider with respect to commercial contracts (MSA, SLA and ancillary agreements) and privacy compliance.
- Advises an aviation connectivity service provider regarding data protection.
- Advises an international payment solutions provider regarding the acquisition of a Canadian entity processing personal data on a large scale.
- Advises an international electric battery manufacturer regarding international supply agreements and patent licensing.
- Advises an international digital advertising and marketing solutions provider with respect to its establishment in Canada, privacy and commercial law matters.
Beyond Our Walls
- Officer, Technology Law Committee, International Bar Association
- Member, ITECHLaw
- Member, CAN-TECH
- Member, Canadian Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Practitioners
Awards & Recognitions
- Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2021) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Privacy and Data Security Law) and since 2022 (Technology Law)
- Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2020) of Chambers Canada (Privacy and Data Protection (Nationwide - Canada))
- Recognized in the 2023 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Privacy and Data Protection)
- Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2018) of Who's Who Legal Data (Data Privacy and Protection, Information Technology)
- Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology & Health Sciences
- Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2018) of Who’s Who Legal Canada (Data)
- Recognized in the 2017 edition of Leaders League (Highly Recommended Lawyer for IT-Outsourcing
Bar Admission & Education
- Québec, 2011
- Paris, 2002
- CIPP/E Certification,
- LLM, McGill University, 2000
- DEA in Private International Law, University Paris II (Assas), 1998
- LLM, Université Paris XI (Sceaux), 1997
- LLL, Université Paris XI (Sceaux), 1996